Injustice 2 Inspired Black Canary's Birds of Prey Actress

With the upcoming Birds of Prey movie releasing in February, the Black Canary actress revealed she drew inspiration from Injustice 2.

In an interview with IGN, actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell reveals that her interpretation of Black Canary for the upcoming Birds of Prey film drew inspration from 2017’s Injustice 2.

“I drew a lot of inspriation for the Canary Cry from the Black Canary in Injustice 2,” says Smollett-Bell. “Even physically, for me, I really wanted to make it primal…It’s not something she uses, it’s something she’s trying to hide. So to get to the point, she has to rev herself up. It’s such a guttural point and a guttural place. But it was fun, man,” continues Smollett-Bell. “They put a bunch of people on some strings and ratcheted them back, and it was awesome! I felt pretty powerful.”

During the same interview, actress Margot Robbie revealed her brother was one of the stuntment attatched to wires during the Canary Cry scenes.

Directed by Cathy Han and written by Christina Hodson, the movie also stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as The Huntress, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, and Ewan McGregor as Black Mask just to name a few cast members.

NetherRealm Studios’ Injustice 2 released in 2017 to postive reviews, including from DualShockers’ Tomas Franzese. After its launch, the game recieved DLC characters such as Sub-Zero, Red Hood, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Hellboy among others. Besides Injustice 2, Joker is the latest DLC character for Mortal Kombat 11. He’ll be available for players on January 28.

Injustice 2 is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. If you need more DC Comics in your life, you can check out Warner Bros’ Birds of Prey and the Emancipation of One Harley Quinn in theaters on February 7. You can check out the latest trailer for the film below. As more news comes about Injustice and Mortal Kombat, we’ll be sure to let you know.

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